This we speak with two outstanding students from the Jewish Student Connection: Georgie Seserman and Ben Weil.
Georgie (who, in addition to playing five instruments, is a talented singer and songwriter) is a senior at the Denver School of the Arts and plans on attending the Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) next year. She aspires to a career in music education. She uses the professional name Georgeta-Rae.
Hear Georgie perform Outstretched Wings, an original composition.
Ben (who is a master of audio mixing and rap) is a junior at the Denver School of the Arts and is looking at attending Berklee College of Music or the California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA) when he graduates. He uses the professional name Bdub$.
Hear Ben's rap mix, You and Me.
Georgie and Ben talk with us about their college and career aspirations, and explain how Judaism has influenced their lives and music.
Rabbi Michael Sunshine, who serves as the regional director of JSC, joins Georgie and Ben on the program. Rabbi Sunshine was previously a guest on the October 21, 2012 edition, when he discussed how important Jewish Student Connection is to ensuring that our children in public schools maintain a solid relationship with their religious and cultural identity.
In making their radio performance debuts on Radio Chavura, Georgie and Ben also help us inaugurate our "We've Got Kisharon (Talent)!" Showcase. We've Got Kisharon will regularly provide a broadcast stage to Colorado's talented Jewish young people - giving them an opportunity to share their special gifts with our growing audience of Jewish and non-Jewish listeners.
If you or a student you know has got "Kisharon," then we'd like to hear from you. The student need not be a singer or musical artist. We're also interested in Jewish students with skills as actors and actresses, entertainers (of any variety), and even gymnasts and athletes.
Send us an email at email@example.com, and we'll consider you for a future broadcast edition of "We've Got Kisharon."
Interested in joining Jewish Student Connection (and scoring some really good Kosher bagels in the process)? Contact Rabbi Sunshine "via smoke signal" or at firstname.lastname@example.org.